A Women’s Push for Equality and Diversity with Religious Belief’s Makes Other Colleagues Jealous and They Start Demanding the Same Which Causes Controversy

Emily, an atheist working in an international company, decides to request the same break time as her religious coworkers to meditate, sparking a conversation about equality and diversity in the workplace.

She Works at an International Company

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Meet Emily, a known atheist who works in an international company located in a bustling city. Emily has a lot of co-workers who come from a certain religious background that requires them to pray multiple times a day. In fact, about 90% of her co-workers share this faith, and around 70-80% of them take the time out to pray every day.

She Noticed Co-workers Leaving

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Emily has noticed that her religious co-workers get to leave the office 2 or 3 times a day for 10 minutes each for prayer, and they get paid the same amount as her. They don’t need to take time out of their lunch break or anything.

She Resented Them

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At first, Emily resented this and asked her boss, who belongs to that faith, why they were essentially having an extra paid 30-minute break a day for doing the same work she does. Her boss couldn’t give her a response other than religious considerations had to be made.

She Wanted Time

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Despite being an atheist, Emily decided that she also wanted some time to meditate every day. She told her manager that she needed the same time as her co-workers and explained that it was very important to her. However, her manager initially said no.

She Insisted

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Emily didn’t give up and continued to push for her request. Eventually, her manager sent her a hastily written email saying that, of course, she was welcome to take that time to meditate every day.

She Thinks Everyone Should

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For the last 6 months, Emily has been having her 30 minutes of “meditation” out in their company garden every day. However, this has caused a slight issue because other non-religious people are starting to ask if they can have “meditative time” during their workday. Emily believes that either everyone should be able to have this privilege, or no one should.

Her Friend Reacted

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Emily recently told a friend about her situation, and her friend reacted negatively. She said that Emily was being rude and “ruining it” for everyone else. She pointed out that during Christmas time, Emily’s religious co-workers usually go above and beyond to fill in holiday hours so that the rest of their co-workers can enjoy their holidays. Her friend argued that the same courtesy should be extended to them.

She Disagreed

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Emily disagreed and pointed out that she wasn’t hurting anybody or taking away their prayer times. She was simply enjoying the same privilege that her religious co-workers had. She believed that everyone should have the same opportunity to take a break during the workday to meditate or do something else that helps them relax and recharge.

Straight to the Internet

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With Emily in such turmoil over the situation, she didn’t wish for anybody to deem her a rude person, so she decided to reach out to a popular internet forum for advice.

The Internet Responds

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One person writes, “I really was ready to say you were being a jerk because it wasn’t like they were doing nothing for no reason. But although I think your jealousy is unfounded, your actions upon your emotions are healthy and appropriate. My family is pagan, and what you are doing actually really helps people like me, too. Not to mention you’re likely more focused and productive because you have time to center yourself and allow your problem-solving skills to work in the background.”

Another Comment

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Someone else writes, “I would actively encourage it to others. Say yes, the company is allowing you 30 minutes to express your religion in the workplace. My religion is self-mediation and body-mind-focused. So for my 30mins, I relax and try to work on my internal stresses. This is a win-win. You just “won” everyone 30 paid minutes.”

A Final Comment

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A third person comments, “I did this too. Got tired of covering everyone else’s phones while they were out feeding their nicotine addictions. I had a friend at work who smoked, so I would grab a coffee and stand outside with them for a chat while holding an unlit cigarette.”

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